|Discovery date 6 February 2005|
Observation arc 5083 days (13.92 yr)
Asteroid family Haumea family
Apparent magnitude 21.1
|MPC designation 2005 CB79|
Discovered 6 February 2005
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
|Discovered by M. E. Brown,
C. A. Trujillo,
D. L. Rabinowitz|
Minor planet category Cubewano (MPC) Extended (DES)
Aphelion 50.062 AU (7.4892 Tm) (Q)
Discoverers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, David L. Rabinowitz
Minor planet categories Classical Kuiper belt object (Minor Planet Center), Detached object (Deep Ecliptic Survey)
Michael E. Brown discoveries (119951) 2002 KX14, 2008 ST291, (229762) 2007 UK126
(308193) 2005 CB79 is a trans-Neptunian object that is a member of the Haumea family.
As a member of the Haumea family, (308193) 2005 CB79 is suspected of being an icy mantle collisional fragment from dwarf planet Haumea. With an absolute magnitude (H) of 4.7, and a Haumea-family albedo of 0.7, this object would have a diameter of 158 km.
Observations by Mike Brown in 2012 using the W. M. Keck Observatory suggest that (308193) 2005 CB79 does not have a companion.